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Author Topic: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment  (Read 880960 times)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1620 on: January 06, 2010, 10:33:22 pm »
Here a couple of links to some skidder safety videos. They are kinda old but thought ya'll might enjoy them.



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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1621 on: January 08, 2010, 09:49:36 pm »
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1622 on: January 17, 2010, 04:23:25 pm »
The Amish Cutters are on the job. Schirmer hardwood sale; 1/10

Their transportation to the sale area is parked for the day.
 
 



The horse is taken care of and fed during the work day for the trip home.
 
 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1623 on: January 17, 2010, 05:47:08 pm »
Do the Amish skid with horses?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1624 on: January 17, 2010, 05:53:51 pm »
Two amish guys skidd with horses in this area but most have skidders

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1625 on: January 17, 2010, 05:59:51 pm »
No, not on this job. They just come to the job in their horse drawn buggy. They have contracted the forwarding with a couple loggers that I referred them to. They are also now carching rides to the job with one of the loggers who picks them up at their mill each morning. Some of the hills on the access road and more snow has been making it a little difficult for their horse and buggy travel.

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« Reply #1626 on: January 17, 2010, 06:02:17 pm »
Is that allowed?  Or they just can't own a motorized vehicle?
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1627 on: January 17, 2010, 06:41:59 pm »
I don't know for sure, but they are good at catching rides with others. ;)
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1628 on: January 18, 2010, 11:32:40 pm »
amish can ride in a vehicle jsut not on sundays. they can run equipment to. the very strtict ones wont jsut jump on the boss has to say u "have to ;) " run that but the ones i work around jsut do what has to be done. acutally an amish bought my dads 440 C but the guy that worked for them " bought " it . he told us that he was jsut helpin this kid buy the skidder and my dad looked at him and said i dont care whos buyin it as long as the moneys in my hand  . theres acutally ppl around here that make a living haulin the amish around . the mill i used to cut for has a big computerized sawmill and an ol amish guy ran the headsaw. theyre not as stupid as you might think

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1629 on: January 19, 2010, 01:57:12 am »
the amish here use some power equipment and they never refuse a ride.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1630 on: January 19, 2010, 07:32:31 pm »
Tree Farmer Forwarder C5D. Forwarding oak sawlogs, pulpwood, and firewood for the Amish cutters. Schirmer hardwood sale, 1/10.





 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1631 on: January 19, 2010, 08:39:14 pm »
nice porter,i owned one like it sweet!! single bunk,barko 40 loader,deutz,23.1/26 tires,very tough reliable machine 8)

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1632 on: January 20, 2010, 01:37:54 pm »
Does any one still use mechanical shears? I found a Barko 775a for sale pretty cheap with a shear on it. I talked to the service rep at Barko and he said they are pretty much obsolete, because of the damage they do to the log. How far up the trunk is ruined by one of these sheers?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1633 on: January 20, 2010, 06:44:38 pm »
The amount of damage from a sheer head depends on species, season, temperature, site, yada yada. But I've seen splitting up to 9-10 feet. Remember generally your best log is the butt log, and an inch at the bottom is worth a foot at the top.

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1634 on: January 21, 2010, 11:19:16 am »
Haven't seen any used here for the past 10+ years.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1635 on: January 21, 2010, 03:46:56 pm »
Wouldn't that be a plus for firewood trees?

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1636 on: January 29, 2010, 05:07:41 pm »
It could be if firewood was all that you were producing, but you would not want to devalue your higher valued wood products of grade logs, pulpwood, etc. by damaging or splitting the wood.
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1637 on: January 29, 2010, 05:14:31 pm »
Bucking Oak Sawlogs. This young sawyer bucks oak sawlogs which will be forwarded by his father with the Iron Mule. Schirmer hardwood sale, 1/10.

 

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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1638 on: February 05, 2010, 11:12:30 pm »
i cut with a jonsered 2171 mostly poplar sawlogs, skid with the tractor(soon to be replaced with a c5 treefarmer) and load with my 110 prentice
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Re: Timber Harvest Methods & Equipment
« Reply #1639 on: February 08, 2010, 11:29:36 am »
i worked for a company for 18 years we used new 860 tigercats tracked machines.and rotine 8 wheel drive porters.good set up.we cut alot of wood.